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Menges, Axel

Overview
Works: 65 works in 99 publications in 5 languages and 1,268 library holdings
Genres: History  Designs and plans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor, Adapter, Other, Artist, zxx
Classifications: NA737.S53, 720.6573
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Axel Menges
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1963-1973 by Owings & Merrill Skidmore( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Steiner, Goetheanum, Dornach by Wolfgang Pehnt( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architekten Schweger + Partner : Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe by Andrea Gleiniger( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Corbusier : unite d'habitation, Marseille by Alban Janson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jørgen Bo, Vilhelm Wohlert : Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk by Michael Brawne( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coop Himmelb(l)au, Musée des Confluences, Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of the 20th century, an unprecedented number of remarkable museums have been built. None have had bigger worldwide implications than Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Until, that is, the new Musée des Confluences in Lyon was opened to the public, in late 2014. It was created by Wolf D. Prix of the Coop Himmelb(l)au team, which was founded in the 1970s. Many avantgarde groups from those wild years such as Archigram, Superstudio, Archizoom, Haus-Rucker- Co, and the Japanese Metabolists are now consigned to the past, but the Coop Himmelb(l)au architecture firm, whose special aspiration was always to bring into the world buildings that overcome the pull of the earth buildings to float on the horizon like clouds is more in demand than ever. The finest demonstration of this endeavour to date can now be admired in Lyon. Functioning as a museum of human history, this impressive concrete, metal and glass colossus truly does appear to float above the peninsula at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. Like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this new building, so impossible to overlook, is an inspiration for the revitalisation of disrupted urban areas and the valorisation of derelict industrial areas within the city precincts, but also far beyond Lyon. This 'Opus' volume deals with the origins, construction, function and formal appearance of the Musée des Confluences, and also offers a preliminary theoretically based evaluation of the architecture of the building
Carlo Scarpa : Museo Canoviano, Possagno by Judith Carmel-Arthur( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic study of the extension to the Museo Canoviana in Possagno, Italy, built by Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in 1957
Ferdinand Kramer/SSP SchürmannSpannel, Forschungszentrum BiK-F, Frankfurt am Main by Ferdinand Kramer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a detailed description of the building, which dates from 1957 and which was completely reconditioned by the office of Schürmann-Spannel in the years 2009-2013. The pictorial section contains plans of the original and present condition as well as photographs especially made for this publication by Jörg Hempel. It is preceded by Fabian Wurm's essay, which not only discusses the building in detail, but also addresses the pressing question of converting buildings from the time after World War II"--Jacket
Oswald Mathias Ungers : Haus Belvederestrasse 60, Köln-Müngersdorf by O. M Ungers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Haus ist ein Abbild der Idee von Welt, von Leben, von Existenz". Für den Kölner Architekten Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926 bis 2007), Besitzer einer berühmten Sammlung von Büchern über Architektur, der sich mit dem Bauen immer wieder auch theoretisch auseinandergesetzt hat, war 1958/59 der Bau des eigenen Hauses mehr als ein privates Abenteuer. Für ihn bedeutete es den Gewinn räumlicher Erfahrungen und eine Erprobung des Möglichen. Es war ein Laboratorium, »ein kleines Universum±, "ein Weltstück". Nicht weniger als drei Wohnhäuser hat Ungers für sich und seine Familie im Laufe seines Lebens gebaut, zwei im Kölner Vorort Müngersdorf, eines in der Eifel. Schon das erste, dem dieser Band gewidmet ist, erregte internationales Aufsehen; es galt als wichtiges Beispiel des sogenannten Brutalismus. Es zeige »alles, was ich damals konnte±, schrieb Ungers zu dem Bau. Einhüllung und Bergung, Metamorphose und Transformation, Autonomieanspruch der Architektur, aber auch Rücksichtnahme auf den genius loci waren gewollt. Architekten bauten damals gern Bungalows im Grünen für sich. Ungers dagegen siedelte sich in einem Ort mit Spuren römischer Vergangenheit an und erwarb ein Grundstück, das an eine bereits existierende Zeile von Reihenhäusern anschloß. Drei Jahrzehnte später erweiterte Ungers den Formenkatarakt des Erstlings um einen geometrisch strengen Würfel, bestimmt für seine Bibliothek. Von der Überraschungsästhetik des Frühwerks führte der Weg zur rigorosen Abstraktheit des Spätwerks. Auch dieses Gebäude in seiner Andersartigkeit und im Zusammenspiel mit seinem Vorgänger wurde zu einem Manifest. Es entspricht der Auffassung vom Haus als kleiner Stadt und der Stadt als großem Haus, eine Idee, die seit Alberti die europäische Architekturgeschichte durchzieht. Trotz aller Unterschiede machen die beiden kontrastierenden Formate gemeinsame Sache
Neue Kamine : Technik, Material, Form = New fireplaces : techniques, materials, forms by Ernst-Joachim Danz( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in German and Multiple languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivano Gianola : LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura by Frank R Werner( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bauen in Deutschland : ein Führer durch die Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts in der Bundesrepublik und in West-Berlin by Falk Jaeger( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Ernst Schweizer, Kollegiengebäude II der Universität Freiburg by Immo Boyken( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietrich Dietrich Tafel : Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin by Andreas Schätzke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux by Axel Sowa( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halle 3, Messe Frankfurt am Main( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dharna Vihara, Ranakpur by Saryu Doshi( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La arquitectura de Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1950-1973 by Ernst-Joachim Danz( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Himeji Castle by Irmtraud Schaarschmidt-Richter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Architekten Schweger + Partner : Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
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Architekten Schweger + Partner : Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, KarlsruheLe Corbusier : unite d'habitation, MarseilleJørgen Bo, Vilhelm Wohlert : Louisiana Museum, HumlebækCarlo Scarpa : Museo Canoviano, PossagnoOtto Ernst Schweizer, Kollegiengebäude II der Universität FreiburgDietrich Dietrich Tafel : Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, BerlinEspace de l'art concret, Mouans-SartouxHalle 3, Messe Frankfurt am Main